Retrieves the current state of the request operation.
HRESULT IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::get_readyState(long *p);
- Pointer to a variable of type long that receives one of the values listed in Possible Values.
READYSTATE_UNINITIALIZED The object has been created, but not initialized (the IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::open method has not been called). READYSTATE_LOADING A request has been opened, but the IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::send method has not been called. READYSTATE_LOADED The IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::send method has been called. No data is available yet. READYSTATE_INTERACTIVE Some data has been received; however, neither IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::responseText nor IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::responseBody is available. READYSTATE_COMPLETE All the data has been received.
Returns S_OK if successful, or an error value otherwise.
You cannot call IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::responseBody and IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::responseText properties to obtain partial results ( IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::readyState = 3). Doing so will return an error, because the response is not fully received. You must wait until all data has been received.
In comparison, the Microsoft XML (MSXML) version of the IXMLHTTPRequest interface exposes partial results through the responseStream property, which the Windows Internet Explorer native version does not implement. Be aware that this behavior also differs from the IServerXMLHTTPRequest interface, which provides partial results to IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::responseBody and IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::responseText.
IHTMLXMLHttpRequest::readyState was introduced in Internet Explorer 7.